Flyer News: How long have you girls lived together?
Kayla Scoumis: Katrina, me and Emily lived together since sophomore year.
Tara O’Neill: Anne and I were random roommates since freshman year and have lived together ever since.
KSC: Then we all grouped up last year. We’ve been friends since freshman year, but I wasn’t so lucky with my random roommate.
FN: How did housing work for you girls because you live in a fellow house?
KSC: Once we get assigned our district, we look at all the houses in the district and picked which house we want. We don’t go through the lottery, we just pick which house we want and they hold it for us.
KST: We wanted to be in the middle of all the action.
FN: As a fellow house, do you have extra responsibilities?
KSC: They get all the extra food I do for anything. Nothing specific, I just have to do my job.
KST: We’re really friendly!
FN: What’s “The Clubhouse?”
KST: Emily’s and my room.
EW: We call it “The Clubhouse” because it’s two levels, there is a step up. We have huge windows, lots of flags and we can see everything so it feels like a clubhouse, and last year Anne and Tara’s room was called “The Bungalow” so we felt like ours needed a cool name too.
FN: What’s the best part about living in the Ghetto?
KSC: We were on Woodland [Avenue] last year, so this is awesome.
EW: We can see people walk by every five minutes, we have lots of friends nearby.
KSC: Last year was really scattered and now everyone’s really close. Last year we’d say ‘hey come to Woodland,’ and people would be like, ‘uhhh no.’
KSC: Kiefaber never sleeps, there’s always something going on.
KST: Like Disney sing-alongs at 3 a.m.
FN: Tell me about your rivalry with 429 Kiefaber.
KST: We have a Kermit and our neighbors have an Elmo stuffed animal.
AS: We steal it from them.
KSC: We left a ransom note.
AS: We have to feed it. It’s a lot of work.
KST: We rescued it.
KST: They came over here and said one of their roommates was missing, so I got concerned, but then I realized it was Elmo.
FN: What’s the worst part about living in the Ghetto?
EW: The gym taunts me every day.
KSC: A lot of people ask if they can use our bathroom. We’ve had some horror stories, but otherwise it’s great, the people watching is awesome.
KSC: If there is a collective group of freshman, we pick something to chant about, like if they are all wearing plaid shirts we chant.
ALL: PLAID SHIRTS! PLAID SHIRTS!
FN: What’s a typical Saturday morning like at 423?
EW: Usually we find Anne and Tara in bed together.
TO: For a nap! Anne and I won’t move off the couch ‘til it’s time to go out again.
KSC: One time two of our neighbors were sleeping on our floor, and I was like “good morning.”
EW: Lots of food laying around.
KSC: New presents from the night before.
KSC: Midnight munchies, the “drunchies,” drunk munchies.
KST: Lots of cups and dishes.
KST: Basically we all just lay on the couch and ignore all that and watch TLC.
FN: Do you have any roommate traditions?
EW: Roommate pictures on the porch.
KST: We love America.
TO: Celine Dion.
KST: Send me on my way.
FN: What’s one thing you want to do at 423 before the year ends?
EW: We already failed the Milano’s challenge.
TO: We did it for four days.
EW: Ugly sweater party.
KSC: ‘80’s party.
TO: America party.
KSC: I want to close every bar.
TO: I don’t want to, only Milano’s.
FN: What artist would be the permanent soundtrack to your house?
All: Celine Dion.
TO: Once we got them to play our Celine Dion song at Tim’s senior night. We all gathered on the pole. It’s all coming back to me now.
KST: What about Glory Days?
KSC: Whenever I see Katrina go to the DJ anywhere I know she’s requesting Glory Days.
FN: What’s one word you would use to describe 423?
KSC: Competitive, we go all out.
EW: I’m uncomfortable, 100 percent of the time.
EW and TO: NO.
FN: Any last words for Flyer News?
EW: Long live Little Elvis, our cactus.
KST: Come visit our porch.
KSC: Keep calm, party on.
EW and TO: No, that’s boring.
EW: Long live Mom’s limo.
AS and TO: No.